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I am using the Slack app on my ArchLinux laptop running KDE Plasma 5.12.4.
Whenever I'm in a call and switch application, desktop or activity the Slack minipanel appears.

Since it appears as a new window it triggers a notification in the Icons-only Task Manager widget which makes the auto-hiding panel appear even though I don't really care about it.


Long story short I don't want the Slack minipanel to appear.
I have found no option to disable it from within the app.

How can I disable this minipanel?

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  • Have you looked into the option of blacklisting the notification instead? – Carolus May 28 '19 at 16:40
  • @Carolus I switched to i3 in the meantime, though feel free to post this as an answer (with steps and reference links if needed) if you believe it could solve the issue! – Kyll May 29 '19 at 9:01
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To prevent the mini-panel from activating the taskbar, we can add a Window Rule to KDE like this:

prevent slack mini panel from triggering the taskbar

The important parts:

  • Window class: unimportant
  • Window types: Normal window
  • Window title: Exact match, Slack | mini panel
  • Skip taskbar: Force, yes
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If you’d like your sidebar to take up less space in your Slack window, you can adjust the width or collapse it completely: Click and drag the edge of your sidebar to adjust it to your preferred width. Press ⌘ShiftD (Mac) or CtrlShiftD (Windows/Linux) to collapse or open the sidebar whenever you’d like.

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